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State, Federal Lawmakers Join AGCO for I Make America Event -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamSeptember 1, 2016

Congressman Tim Walz headlined one of the biggest I Make America events of 2016 last week at AGCO’s facility in Jackson, Minnesota. Walz, State Sen. Julie Rosen and State Rep. Bob Gunther joined AGCO leaders, including Bill Hurley, AGCO vice president, sales, North America, and a member of AEM’s AG Sector Board, for a factory […]

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Rural Infrastructure Summit Set for August 29 in Ames -Featured Image

August 22, 2016

Experts and innovators from a cross-section of industries will discuss the future infrastructure needs of the agriculture sector and rural America at a summit just prior to next week’s Farm Progress Show. AEM and Agri-Pulse are teaming up to produce the Rural Infrastructure Summit, which takes place on August 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. […]

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Policymakers Witness Spray Drift Reduction Technology -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJune 20, 2016

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had the chance to witness spray drift reduction technology in person during a product demonstration organized by AEM last week in Queenstown, Maryland. Nearly three dozen officials from the EPA and several state agency officials traveled to a research farm operated by the University of Maryland’s Wye […]

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Mahindra, Towmaster Events Emphasize Need for Pro-Manufacturing Policies -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJune 14, 2016

Events at Mahindra North America and Towmaster Inc. emphasized the need for pro-manufacturing policies as the 2016 I Make America tour neared its mid-point this week. Mahindra hosted its first-ever I Make America event at its assembly and distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. About 25 employees heard from AEM Senior Vice President Charlie O’Brien and […]

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AEM Announces Launch of Final Phase in Infrastructure Competition - default image

By: I Make America TeamJune 13, 2016

“Build” phase challenges innovators to reimagine entire U.S. transportation system end-to-end Today the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the launch of the final phase of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, an incentivized competition sponsored by the trade association to solicit groundbreaking ideas and solutions that address some of the biggest challenges facing United States […]

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Coalition Supports U.S., Cuban Ag Sector Cooperation -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJune 13, 2016

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Grupo Empresarial Agricola (GEA) to promote increased cooperation and dialogue between the U.S. and Cuban agricultural sectors. USACC is a coalition of leading U.S. agricultural organizations and companies dedicated to normalizing U.S.-Cuban trade relations. AEM is a coalition member. USACC […]

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Renewable Fuel Standard Moves Forward – But Not Enough -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMay 19, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday proposed a 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule that would increase required ethanol blends for gasoline, but still falls short of the statutory requirements advocated by AEM and other industry groups. The EPA released its proposed RFS rule, which increases the required ethanol blend levels over 2016. […]

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RFS Central to America's Manufacturing Strength -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMay 3, 2016

By AEM Chair Leif Magnusson We’ve heard a lot about the importance of manufacturers during this election season, and as the head of a manufacturing business in Nebraska, I couldn’t agree more. But what many candidates – and voters – don’t understand is how essential the strength of our farm sector is for manufacturing jobs, […]

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Bring Your A-Game to Spray Drift Control Demo -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamApril 11, 2016

A planned demonstration of the latest spray drift control technology needs ag sprayer manufacturers to bring their A-game. Building off of its successful tour with officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the 2015 Farm Progress Show, AEM together with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is organizing a spray drift control field demo […]

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AEM Salutes National Ag Day -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 15, 2016

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement on Tuesday saluting National Ag Day and the millions of Americans who contribute to America’s national agricultural economy: The equipment manufacturing industry joins its customers and industry allies in celebrating National Ag Day. AEM works to promote a strong and vibrant agricultural economy […]

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Six Reasons to Celebrate National Ag Day -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamMarch 3, 2016

National Ag Day is March 15th. Here are six reasons why it’s important for all Americans to recognize – and celebrate – Ag Day each year. Increased knowledge of agriculture and nutrition allows individuals to make informed personal choices about diet and health. Informed citizens will be able to participate in establishing the policies that […]

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Custom Harvesters Score Key Win on Fuel Transport -Featured Image

By: I Make America TeamJanuary 7, 2016

For several years, the U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) had lobbied for legislation that would allow producers and custom harvesters with Class A CDLs to haul up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel without having to obtain a Hazardous Material (HM) endorsement.With a little help from AEM, an important industry ally scored a key win that […]

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